Auto Accidents

auto-accidentsCar accidents are far too common throughout the Sacramento area, and When a negligent or wrongful act at the wheel results in serious injury, it is crucial that you contact a Sacramento personal injury lawyer to assist you in seeking compensation for damages. Millions of cars, trucks, motorcycles and other motor vehicles crowd California’s highways and city streets. Many people suffer terrible injuries in all types of crashes, including drunk driver accidents, head on collisions, accidents caused by inattentive drivers, and even those who are using their smart phones to check email or send a text. Pedestrians, scooters and bicycles fill the roads near tourist spots and in metro areas. Accidents involving automobiles are sadly inevitable.

At the Law Office of Wayne B. Fosse, our attorneys have dedicated nearly 20 years experience to helping people who were seriously injured in auto accidents throughout Sacramento. Our motor vehicle injury firm also helps the families of fatal auto accident victims. If you were injured in an auto accident, or if your loved one was killed in a car, truck, motorcycle or other vehicle accident, contact the personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Wayne B. Fosse; email us or call us at (916) 444-4449.

Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento

At the Law Office of Wayne B. Fosse, our legal team takes pride in their record of success in recovering millions of dollars in damages for clients. We offer a free case evaluation so you can find out what to expect in your case. We can advise you as to the types of damages you can claim, and how long we expect it will take us to get your car accident injury case resolved. In very serious injury cases, such as those that result in paralysis, brain damage or loss of life, it is expected that the case may take longer to bring to resolution, merely because the settlement paid will be extremely high. Very serious injuries can cost in the hundreds of thousands for just one year of medical treatment.

It is crucial that an injured victim gets the highest quality medical care available, and that there is enough money in the settlement that they could seek out other treatments in the future as they are released. We take each case on fully committed to the client, their future, and their health and well-being, both physically and financially.

Injured in a Car Accident in Sacramento?

If you’ve been in a car crash, truck collision or other auto accident, it is important to write down all the details you can. It is also very important to take pictures of the damage to all vehicles, as well as any visible injuries, such as cuts, scrapes or bruises. Photos can show not only the injury itself, but the severity of the impact. This can help prove damages for severe injuries, or for whiplash and other soft tissue damage to your neck, back, wrists or knees.

Most importantly, see a doctor as soon as possible. You need to understand the extent of your injuries so you can ensure they do not get worse. Remember that the onset of symptoms following an accident can be delayed; you might not even notice the injury for some time.

We can refer you to highly qualified doctors and chiropractors in the Sacramento area to determine whether you have a whiplash injury, closed head injury or other condition that can be difficult to diagnose. While you are recovering from your injuries, we take care to document every aspect of your loss so that no component of your damages is overlooked in your car accident settlement.

Driver liability

Under California law, an injured party is entitled to compensation for his/her injuries from the party the caused a motor vehicle accident which resulted in injury to oneself, a family member or their vehicle. Generally an operator of a motor vehicle must use reasonable care during the operation of that motor vehicle. While the aforementioned is the general rule, special standards of conduct may apply to various circumstances.

The California Vehicle Code sets out specific “rules of the road” governing traffic laws which apply to vehicle drivers and often bicycle riders as well. Violation of these rules of the road create a presumption that the party violated those rules is responsible for the accident. Although the traffic laws are explicitly set out in the vehicle code, responsibility for an accident is determined on a case by case basis, applying those laws to the incident after making a specific factual determination of all facts and circumstances of the accident.

Our office will pursue a thorough investigation into the accident, interviewing witnesses, inspecting the scene of the accident, inspecting the nature and extent of the vehicle damage and reviewing all other factors which may have contributed to the accident. Specific and exclusive laws and regulations may apply to particular parties, such as big rig drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. For a detailed discussion please review the appropriate heading from Home Page.

Owner Liability

Additionally, an owner of vehicle who gives permission or consent to another to use the vehicle may be liable for injuries or damage caused by the user under the so-called “Permissive Use Doctrine”. This law establishes legal responsibility of the owner of up to $15,000.00 per person injured by the permissive user of the vehicle up to $30,000.00 per occurrence. An owner may be subject to unlimited liability under certain circumstances when his conduct in loaning the vehicle rises to a particular level.

Contact the Law Office of Wayne B. Fosse today for dedicated and proven legal representation.